Vox Nostra with Vlad Smishkewych Sunday 9 August 2020
Some excellent programmes coming up in August.
Sunday 9th August
This time last year, David Skinner's ensemble Alamire released a wonderful CD of polychoral works by Hieronymus Praetorius on the newly developed Inventa label, a division of Resonus Records, and dedicated to early music specifically. This summer, they released an EP recording of a newly researched and set in liturgical fashion. We'll get to hear the entire work in a form Sheppard very likely would have recognised, on a recording just released in mid-July. We'll also revisit Heinrich Biber and Marin Marais on this morning's programme, with several recordings from the last decade.
Sunday 16th August
This morning's programme will have two 'compères': your usual host, Vlad Smishkewych, and Loyset Compère, contemporary of Josquin Des Prez and one of the most important Franco-Flemish composers of the chanson and motet. We'll get a chance to hear over three decades of recordings of Compère's works, from some of the earliest vintage recordings featuring his music in the early 1960s, to recent releases by the Orlando Consort and Paolo Col's ensemble, Odhecaton. Included in the mix are works by Des Prez for voices and instruments, as well as other composers of the same generation: Isaac, Senfl, Brumel, and Obrecht.
Vlad in concert with Carlos Nuñez, duet with hurdy-gurdy and gaita, Santiago Cathedral, 22 Nov 2017.
Vlad in concert, singing with Hesperion XXI, Santiago Cathedral, 22 Nov 2017.